BFA Film, Visual Effects/Animation

BFA Film, Visual Effects/Animation

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Visual Effects/Technical Animation.

Explore how to bring a story from idea to execution through techniques of digital animation and visual effects, including 3D modeling, rendering, and compositing; pre-visualization techniques; and post-production editing and effects. Learn the behind-the-scenes magic to make every creative thread in your story come alive.

The BFA in Film’s curriculum was designed not by academics but by leaders within the industries that hire our alumni—so it’s incredibly relevant to the business of contemporary filmmaking.

Liberal Arts Core (36 Credits):

Liberal Arts Core Requirements (16 credits)

  • FRYE 1025 Liberal Arts Seminar (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1050 Writing Roundtable I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 1051 Writing Roundtable II (4 credits)
  • SOYE 2050 Sophomore Roundtable Seminar (4 credits)
  • Liberal Arts Distributive Core Requirements (12 credits)

Cultural Diversity Course (4 credits)

Ethical Responsibility Course (4 credits)

Options for all courses change on a semester basis – check the Registrar for this semester’s core classes and academic catalog.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 48 Credits
FILM 1005 Digital Arts for Filmmakers 4
FILM 1102 Introduction to Visual Storytelling 4
FILM 1103 Production Explorations 4
FILM 1104 Post-Production Explorations 4
FILM 2101 Professional Film, Television, and Emergent Media Practices 4
FILM 2201 20th Century Film History 4
FILM 2211 Creative Development and Producing for Film & TV 4
FILM 2217 Fundamentals of Story Development 4
FILM 2405 Capturing Excellent Sound 2
FILM 3304 Business of Film, Television, and Emergent Media 4
FILM 3212 Making Dynamic Films 4
FILM 3310 Story, Ethics, and Responsibility 4
FILM 4915 Film/TV/New Media Internship 2
34 Lower-Division Credits; 14 upper-Division Credits
EMPHASIS: ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS 4 lower div, 12 upper div credits
Lower Division
FILM 2213 Post Production Editing & Effects 4
Upper Division
FILM 3007 Pre-Viz and Pipeline for Animation and Visual Effects Production 4
FILM 3400 3D Computer Animation Production I: Modeling and Texturing 4
FILM 3401 3D Computer Animation Production II: Lighting, Rendering and Visual Effects 4
Visual Effects Speciality
FILM 4400 Visual Effects Basic Compositing 4
FILM 4401 Visual Effects Advanced Compositing 4
Character Animation Specialty
FILM 4402 3D Animation Character Development 4
FILM 4403 Advanced 3D Character Animation 4
Game Design Specialty
FILM 44 Level Design 4
FILM 44 Cinematics and Virtual Production 4